Watch Nuggets rookie Jamal Murray score 13 points in two minutes

Jamal Murray is hitting his stride. The Nuggets rookie guard scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Denver’s 110-107 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Nuggets NBA draft pick Jamal Murray and his father, Roger, at a press conference on June 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jamal Murray is hitting his stride. The Nuggets rookie guard continued his strong play in Denver’s 110-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, scoring 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting.

At one point in the second quarter, Murray caught fire and scored 13 points in a span that lasted roughly two minutes of floor time.

(Don’t mind the caption in the NBA’s tweet, it’s inaccurate.)

Murray drained a mid-range jumper from the left elbow with 9:50 in the quarter. Then he hit a fast-break layup, a 3, another 3 and finally and old-fashioned three-point play. His 13-point flurry ended with 7:50 remaining.

It felt like somewhat of a coming out party for the 19-year-old whom Denver took seventh overall this summer. Murray’s 24 points surpassed his previous career high of 19. In the 10 games since his 0-for-16 start to his career, Murray is averaging 12.4 points, 2.1 assists and shooting 47.8 percent from 3.

“The guy gets 24 and six (rebounds), and he’s shooting into a hula-hoop right now,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after the game. “He’s feeling very confident, and the guys are finding him. And I want him to shoot it. He’s playing at a high level.”

It’s early, but Murray is showing flashes of being a special player on the offensive end. That’s good news for the Nuggets, considering he doesn’t turn 20 until February.

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Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food. Got questions? Tips? You can reach him at cclark@denverite.com.